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U.S. medics conduct joint training in support of Artemis Strike exercise

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:00am
CHANIA, Greece -- U.S. Soldiers conducted a mass casualty training exercise along with German, Greek and U.S. Navy medical personnel Nov. 2 at the NATO Missile Firing Installation in Chania, Greece. The training focused on providing Role One medical treatment to battlefield casualties and supporting Artemis Strike, a joint multinational air missile defense exercise.

President Trump speaks to troops in Japan

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- U.S. and Japanese service members standing shoulder to shoulder have made Yokota Air Base one of the most capable operational bases in Japan and in the world, President Donald J. Trump said in a troop talk there, Nov. 5.

Army Corps of Engineers helps provide new life after Hurricane Sandy

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:00am
DEAL, N.J. -- This spring, Harry Strano, a wildlife biologist, was walking on the shore in Deal, New Jersey when he was pleasantly surprised. He saw a pair of clownish-looking birds building a nest. Others probably noticed them as well with their long legs, bright yellow eyes and long striking red-orange bills.

10th Mountain Division takes the fight to New Mexico in Vigilant Shield exercise

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:00am
WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, New Mexico -- Shots rang out in a New Mexico canyon when Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division secured a simulated critical infrastructure facility from armed suspects during a training scenario held Nov. 2.

Golden Knights and vets spread positive image to future Soldiers

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:00am
PERRIS, California -- Cathleen Pearl, clad in a gold and black Army jumpsuit, extended a high five to retired Lt. Col. Fred Wellman as she walked off the Perris Tandem Camp airstrip on an unseasonably cool day in southern California.

Soldier-linguist and Afghan native fulfills his American Dream

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:00am
MONTEREY, Calif. -- Every Tuesday at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Col. Phil Deppert, commandant of the Institute, and Command Sgt. Maj. Ryan Ramsey, the senior enlisted leader, meet-and-greet all the new personnel during the newcomers briefing.

Army's 1st SFAB demonstrates readiness, experience with first combined field training exercise

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:00am
FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Soldiers and leaders with the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade conducted their first combined field training exercise, or FTX, at Fort Benning, Georgia, Oct. 16 - Oct. 27.

Power mission in Puerto Rico set to be largest ever in U.S.

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:00am
After the most devastating hurricane in 89 years hit Puerto Rico, all 3.4 million residents were left without power. Though uncertainty remains as to how much it will take to repair the electric grid, restoring power in Puerto Rico is quickly becoming the largest power mission to ever take place on U.S. soil, according to Lt. Col. Daniel Kent, Commander of the 249th Engineer Battalion, Prime Power.

Ranger medics win 2017 Army's Best Medic competition

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 12:00am
Staff Sgt. Joseph M. Rangel and Staff Sgt. Richard Philbin representing the 75th Ranger Regiment won the punishing 72-hour Army Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and Camp Bullis, Texas.

Active Army cyber teams fully operational a year-plus ahead of schedule

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 12:00am
FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- U.S. Army Cyber Command announced Nov. 2 that all of the Army's Cyber Mission Force teams achieved full operational capability, or FOC, at the end of September 2017, more than a year ahead of schedule.

Associated Units concept improving readiness, says MG Jarrard

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 12:00am
The Army's relatively new Associated Units concept has been mutually beneficial to both the active and reserve components, said Maj. Gen. Joe Jarrard.

New Jersey Army National Guard Soldiers find calling in Counter Drug Task Force

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 12:00am
NEWARK, N.J. -- Seven tons of potentially dangerous drugs are off the streets thanks to the New Jersey National Guard Counter Drug Task Force and the U.S Drug Enforcement Administration.

1st Security Force Assistance Brigade promotes first Soldiers under new promotion policy

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 12:00am
FORT BENNING, Ga. - Three specialists from the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade completed the Military Advisory Training Academy and were the Army's first soldiers promoted to sergeant under the Army's new SFAB automatic promotion policy, Nov. 1, 2017 at Fort Benning, Georgia.

2nd Cavalry Regiment 'Strykers' increase readiness, lethality with air assault training

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 12:00am
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Soldiers assigned to Nemesis Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment conducted an air assault in support of a counter reconnaissance training exercise Oct. 26, 2017 in the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.

'The Long Road Home' to healing: New miniseries focuses on Soldiers' experiences in Iraq

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 12:00am
FORT MEADE, Md. -- While on the set of an upcoming TV show revolving around a deadly ambush that he and other 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers endured in Iraq, Eric Bourquin managed to get the emotional healing he had sought for years.

ROTC cadets compete, instructors come full circle in Ranger Challenge at Fort Hood

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 12:00am
FORT HOOD, Texas -- Thirteen teams of cadets from 10 Texas universities converged on Fort Hood to compete in the ROTC Ranger Challenge competition held here Oct. 27-29, 2017.

US-led coalition's support to continue after Raqqa's liberation, Army major general says

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The Syrian Democratic Forces' Oct. 20 liberation of Raqqa, Syria, exposed the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria's lies and cowardice and the evil of its ideology, Army Maj. Gen. James B. Jarrard, commander of Special Operations Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, told Pentagon reporters Tuesday.

Whether stalking a moose or walrus, hunting is way of life for native Alaskan Soldiers

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:00am
KIPNUK, Alaska -- If Sgt. Burt Paul fails to hook in salmon or track big game, his family could struggle through the harsh Alaskan winter.

Army Engineers continue significant progress in Puerto Rico hurricane recovery operations

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:00am
"This has been a massive response to a massive disaster. It's hard to understand how catastrophic the damage is until you see it for yourself. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Puerto Rico. But, more than that, we are here working to help Puerto Rico recover as quickly as possible." -- Col. James DeLapp, Mobile District Commander

1st SFAB Sends first-ever team to Best Medic Competition

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:00am
Two combat medic Soldiers from the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade have been chosen to be the brigade's first-ever team to compete in the Command Sgt. Maj. Jack L. Clark Army's Best Medic Competition Oct. 27 through Nov. 2 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

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